Launches & Closures Hedge Funds

Cohen & Steers prepares long/short fund

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Real estate specialist Cohen & Steers is preparing to roll out its first long/short vehicle, a global real estate hedge fund to be managed by Todd Voigt.

Voigt, who joined the firm in 2008, previously ran the Cliffwood Absolute Return Strategy at Cliffwood Partners. He also managed the short side of the Cliffwood Value Plus Strategy Fund.

The new Cohen & Steers fund, which has been operating internally for five months, leverages the firm’s global real estate platform, which includes a staff 35 people managing more than $19 billion in real estate securities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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